Reading and Sipping: It’s Happening at the Mattapoisett Library. Want to know what it’s like to pull up a stool with the likes of Hemingway, Updike, or Capote? Delia Cabe, author of Storied Bars of New York: Where the Literary Luminaries Go to Drink, will be telling all at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow St., Wed., 8/21, 6:30–7:30.
“Storied Bars of New York” is a photographic and historical celebration of the best literary pubs, cocktail bars, and taverns of New York City. Every chapter profiles an influential bar and comes complete with photographs, a laundry list of the writerly clientele, a recipe for the establishment’s signature cocktail (as well as which authors were likely to order it), and a snapshot of its place in New York culture at the time of its eminence, as demonstrated by quotes from authors and excerpts from magazine reviews.*
Library staff and volunteers will be serving mocktails in the tradition of New York establishments. Don’t miss out on “a sidecar named desire, ” “the turn of the screwdriver,” or “tequila mockingbird,” and other storied non-alcoholic drinks. Recipes will be distributed.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
Please register in advance by calling the library at 508-758-4171, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or stopping by the adult circulation desk. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library.
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